PSA: Alt py farming is back!

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  1. Yuri-G

    Yuri-G holy sh*t snacks!

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    In case you didn't know. Yes, you can farm the multiplayer alt techs in solo mode. Yes, pys will show up and drop. And yes, this is a much easier (if not more tedious) way to get pys if you can't handle Arena. Just FYI for anyone who wasn't aware (I sure wasn't until I saw bubpy in Alt Creek!)

    I've been running Alt Creek of Neleus. The mobs hit hard - three or four synced mobs will one-shot even my I&I/Ryune team, and that's not to mention the rare spawns - but they don't have that much HP so it's still pretty easy. I never ran the coin alts so I can't say if this is easier, harder, or about the same, but any decent team should be able to handle these despite the multiplayer balancing.

    So, PAD forums - get your py onnnnnnnnnn!
     
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  2. Inagaki

    Inagaki What are you, TAMA ?

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    Thank you for this precious valuable information!
     
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    Thanks for this I was wondering if they dropped here. I've been clearing the alt dungeons solo so far no drops, but good to know they can show up
     
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    I like running in co-op because it gives more actives for an easier run through.
    (unless I end up matched with someone who doesn't use any active on last floor, matches everything except the proper color and we end up getting one shot...)
    15 runs so far, haven't a crappy pii yet.
     
  5. Yuri-G

    Yuri-G holy sh*t snacks!

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    I never ran alt techs before but I think 15 runs without a sighting is (unfortunately) very normal. anyone who was running them before and can confirm?

    I think I remember the rule being about 500 stamina per py, and even if that's accurate I'm not sure whether or not it holds for the coop alt techs. but they DO drop!
     
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    RNGtan still two people

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    They say about 2000 stamina per Py so considering that it usually apear with multiple mobs it sounds about right.
     
  7. philsov

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    Harder. The mob damage was always lethal/near lethal, but their HP was generally as pushover levels. Athena-like teams could easily sweep through the place.

    But boss HP is higher, notably, and the addition of new bosses (welcome Angel2 skillups) are more difficult than the previous Chimera/Carbunkle/Golem/Mystic Knight "bosses". Should still be sweepable solo, if one can clear starlight sanctuary no problem.

    15 runs without a sighting is sadly normal. They're rare.
     
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  8. Yuri-G

    Yuri-G holy sh*t snacks!

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    k, thanks for the update @philsov :)

    @RNGtan good to know it's closer to 2000 stamina. for someone who can't (or won't) do arena and has no other PAD goals at the moment, that's still worth it to me.
     
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  9. BurningMan

    BurningMan Dropping the green Bomb

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    On the alt coin dungeons i got a py every ~1500 stamina however they also had a higher stamina cost (~30 stam), the new ones are definitelly harder mostly because the "rare" spawns show up very often and even in multiples (~3-4 spawns per run) in the 10 floor dungeons and their pre-emptives can really mess with you.
     
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    "Pre-emptive Strike. Increases cooldown of active skills by 1-4 turns.."
    On some final floors is quite a bummer.

    Also, I am also running the stones, so 13 runs were with less than 10 floors.
     
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    How do you find people to play with?
     
  12. Noobzilla

    Noobzilla noobest of the noobs

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    I'm not good enough for arena. So alt will be my endgame lmao
     
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    http://puzzledragonx.com/en/gameroom-list.asp
    Provides a way to advertise your room.
    Note that you do not have control over who joins.

    I did one run where the player didn't use any active on the last floor with only three red orbs, matched a bunch of stuff except the red orbs and we were 1-shot dead after. ?!? I would like a better way to find co-op friends and a means to chat. Wcs TeamSpeak, Skype, irc, what ever.
     
  14. Yuri-G

    Yuri-G holy sh*t snacks!

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    alt dungeon co-op farming... not a terrible idea. although I'd mostly rather do it alone since it's so easy; at least Creek of Neleus is. -movement time is not a horrible debuff.
     
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    Some floors (too lazy to check which one) "de"-skill on pre-emptive strike. I.e. no actives. Next turn, they hit for 32k+ Better be prepared...
     
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    Noobzilla noobest of the noobs

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    I tried doing the last level of the highest alt and got murdered by skill delay. Trying to think if I should invent on a skill delay resist latent
     
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    You can bring a shield instead of a sub that can be replaced.
    I used Indra and I was able to tank the hits after the skill delay. Made the dungeon super easy.
     
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    Wishy SHRAPNEL

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    They also take twice as long to recharge so yeah...
     
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    You rarely have to use a skill twice with 10 monsters instead of 6.
     
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